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The Conscious Mind

David J. Chalmers

  • Bindwijze: Paperback
  • Taal: Engels
  • Categorie: Religie, Spiritualiteit & Filosofie
  • Uitgever: Oxford University Press Inc
  • ISBN: 9780195117899
In Search of a Fundamental Theory
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Taal:Engels
Bindwijze:Paperback
Druk:New edition
Verschijningsdatum:maart 1998
Afmetingen:23,4 x 15,6 x 2,5 cm
Aantal pagina's:432 pagina's
Illustraties:Nee
Betrokkenen
Auteur(s):David J. Chalmers | David John Chalmers
Auteur(s):David J. Chalmers | David John Chalmers

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What is consciousness? How do physical processes in the brain give rise to the self-aware mind and to feelings as profoundly varied as love or hate, aesthetic pleasure or spiritual yearning? David J. Chalmers unveils a major new theory of consciousness, one that rejects the prevailing reductionist trend of science, while offering provocative insights into the relationship between mind and brain. Writing in a thought-provoking style, Chalmers proposes that conscious experience must be understood as an irreducible entity similar to such physical properties as time, mass, and space that exists at a fundamental level and cannot be understood as the sum of its parts. Engaging and penetrating, this book adds a fresh new perspective to the subject that is sure to spark debate about our understanding of the mind for years to come.